Jane Poston

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Jane Poston has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia [2]. She was formerly a city employee and worked with many communities including pro-bono work for charities. She was Chandler Education Foundation Board President and Women in Leadership Chair as well as a part of the 2021 Citizens Bond Committee, East Valley JCC Board, and USD Bond & Override Marketing [1]. She owns J2 Media with her husband [2].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Poston wants to fund public safety professions in police and fire to ensure the protection of homes, families, and businesses. She also prioritizes maintaining Chandler infrastructure such as waterways and bike paths for commuting [1].

Economy

Poston believes in promoting sustainable jobs and opportunities for small businesses in order to strengthen the economy and increase revenue with limited land for development. She encourages government transparency, specifically regarding budgeting in the community [2]. Poston wants to promote sustainable city development such as low-water-use vegetation and preserve residential areas [6].

Education

Poston wants to maintain an educated workforce and a good school system in Chandler. She wants to better fund schools to educate students starting from primary school all the way up to university/college. She believes that this will create jobs and revenue for Chandler’s economy [1].

Housing

Poston wants to prioritize affordable housing and rent in Chandler neighborhoods to combat an increase in homelessness [3]. She would like to develop partnerships and explore housing market models that have been successful in other cities [6].

Civil Rights

Poston prioritizes passing a Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) to protect the diverse communities that reside in Chandler [6].

Endorsements

Arizona Police Association; United Phoenix FireFighters Association; Sean Bowie, Arizona State Senator; Christine Ellis, Chandler City Councilmember; Kenn Weiss, Mayor of Avondale; Barb Mozden, CUSD Governing Board member; David Evans, former CUSD Governing Board member; Rick Heumann, former Chandler City Councilmember; Chandler Chamber

Sources

1 JanePoston
2 Chandler News
3 Santan Sun
4 AZCentral 
5 Twitter
6 AZCentral